Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An opening in the ground; the entrance to a cave or cavern.
  • noun A place into which dirty water, etc., is thrown; a sink. Also jaw-box, jaw-foot.

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Examples

  • Jock moved on westward, by the end of the house, leading Mannering’s horse by the bridle, and piloting, with some dexterity, along the little path which bordered the formidable jaw-hole, whose vicinity the stranger was made sensible of by means of more organs than one.

    Chapter I

  • ‘Ye maun haud wessel by the end o’ the loan, and take tent o’ the jaw-hole.

    Chapter I

  • 'Ye maun baud wessel by the end o' the loan, and take tent o 'the jaw-hole.'

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • Jock moved on westward by the end of the house, leading Mannering's horse by the bridle, and piloting with some dexterity along the little path which bordered the formidable jaw-hole, whose vicinity the stranger was made sensible of by means of more organs than one.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • 'Ye maun baud wessel by the end o' the loan, and take tent o 'the jaw-hole.'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • Jock moved on westward by the end of the house, leading Mannering's horse by the bridle, and piloting with some dexterity along the little path which bordered the formidable jaw-hole, whose vicinity the stranger was made sensible of by means of more organs than one.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • Jock moved on westward by the end of the house, leading Mannering's horse by the bridle, and piloting with some dexterity along the little path which bordered the formidable jaw-hole, whose vicinity the stranger was made sensible of by means of more organs than one.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 01

  • 'Ye maun baud wessel by the end o' the loan, and take tent o 'the jaw-hole.'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 01

  • Jock moved on westward by the end of the house, leading Mannering’s horse by the bridle, and piloting with some dexterity along the little path which bordered the formidable jaw-hole, whose vicinity the stranger was made sensible of by means of more organs than one.

    Guy Mannering

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  • From the Century:

    "n. A place into which dirty water, etc., is thrown; a sink. Also jaw-box, jaw-foot.

    n. An opening in the ground; the entrance to a cave or cavern."

    July 30, 2015